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The Fangirl

Long time geek, fangirl, mother, and reader. I've got a lot to say, you might not like it all, but it will be honest and hopefully helpful.

Autism Book Recs

Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking - Julia Bascom I Love Being My Own Autistic Self! A thAutoons Book - Landon Bryce We've Been Here All Along: Autistics Over 35 Speak Out in Poetry and Prose - Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg The Politics of Neurodiversity: Why Public Policy Matters - Dana Lee Baker Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: Everything You Need to Know from Autistics, Parents, and Professionals: 1 - Jennifer Byde Myers, Shannon Des Roches Rosa, Carol Greenburg, Emily Willingham, Liz Ditz The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie  -  Jennifer Ashley Love Anthony - Lisa Genova Wildwood - Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis A Wrinkle in Time (The Time Quintet #1) - Anna Quindlen, Madeleine L'Engle All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome - Kathy Hoopmann

Think People's Guide to Autism is a FANTASTIC website and resource for all things Autism related. 


In their TPGA's All Ages Holiday Book Guide post, they list a variety of books (non-fiction, as well as adult and kid's fiction) about autism, or that feature realistic portrayals of Autistic people. Including a Victorian Romance novel featuring an autistic man as the romantic lead (Jennifer Asley's The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie).


But also featuring classic books like A Wrinkle in Time, which features a "...female protagonist [who] is a terrific role model for aspie girls."


This list is a great resource if you want to learn more about autism or if you have Autistic people in you're life who might find these books interesting themselves. 


I know I've added a bunch of these books to my reading list. 

Source: http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/2012/12/tpgas-all-ages-holiday-book-guide.html